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  Kenneth Tedeschi Phone Icon 203-215-6884 mobil

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! As always, I am very much looking forward to another wonderful year of music-making! The calendar is again full, replete with football games, concerts, CMEA activities, Les Mis, the adjudication trip to Virginia Beach, Memorial Day Parade and the Concert on the Green.The dates are listed below. I've also included below, information regarding the trip. Please let me know of any conflicts you may have, by Wednesday, September 6. Best wishes! Mr. T

August 22, 2017

Dear Members and Parents/Guardians of the NHHS Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Family,

This document lists all 2017-18 NHHS Instrumental Music dates. Attendance is mandatory/graded for all starred (*) activities. Participation is not required, but strongly encouraged, for the April 5-8, 2018 Music Department Adjudication trip to Virginia Beach. Once Board of Education approval is secured, I will post details, including itineraries, payment schedules and optional insurance on my webpage. Please notify me of any conflicts by Wednesday, September 6. After said date, absences that occur for reasons other than illness or family emergency will not be excused. For clarification, the Concert Band (also referred to as the Band) is made up of all instrumental students (piano/guitar notwithstanding) scheduled for Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band. Please bring instruments to class on August 29/30. We will order our signature Football hooded-sweatshirts during week 1. Best wishes for a wonderful year!

Mr. Tedeschi

203-215-6884

tedeschi.ken@north-haven.k12.ct.us

Calendar as of 8/22/17: 

*September 6: Full Band rehearsal: 6:30-8pm 

*September 7: Full Band rehearsal: 6:30-8pm 

*September 8: Football vs West Haven: 6:15 call. Band. Games usually conclude at approximately 9:15pm

*September 28 (Thursday): Football vs Career/Whitney/Creed: 6:15 call

*October 13: Football vs Pomperaug: 6:15 call

*November 3: Football vs Foran: 6:15 call

November 4: Jazz 1/Select Choir concert at NH Library: 2PM

*November 10: Football vs Prep: 6:15 call

*November 15: Wounded Warrior Concert: Wind Ensemble, Jazz 1: other groups TBD 7pm

November 18: CMEA Southern Region auditions

*November 22: Fall Pep Rally, Band, Gymnasium, 11am

December 1: Pit Orchestra Rehearsal #1 for Les Mis: 2-5pm. Rehearsals will take place Friday afternoons from 2-5 through late January. Then the amount of rehearsals per week will increase. Details to follow

December 5: Senior to Senior Holiday Breakfast, Brass Ensemble, Block One

December 8: Pit Orchestra, 2-5pm

December 15: Pit Orchestra, 2-5pm

*December 20: Holiday Concert, 7pm; Band, Jazz 1 and/or 2, Choirs

*December 21: Holiday Concert snow date, 7pm

*December 22: Grade 8 concert: all ensembles, Blocks 1 and 2

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

January 5: Pit Orchestra, 2-5pm

January 12: CMEA Region Festival, Middletown HS, 4-9pm

January 13: CMEA Region Festival, Middletown HS, 9am-5pm

January 12: Pit Orchestra, 2-5pm

January 19/20: CMEA snow dates

***MID TERM EXAMS***

January 19: Pit Orchestra 2-5pm

January 26: Pit Orchestra 2-5pm 

January 27: CMEA All State auditions at NHHS

January 29: Beginning today, pit orchestra rehearsals will increase. Friday 2-5 rehearsals will continue to take place.

February 3: CMEA All State audition snow date

*February 24: North Haven Congregational Church Pierpont Concert; 7pm, Jazz 1/2, Select Choirs

Feb. 26-March 4: LES MIS Production Week

*March 14: Concert, 7pm, Band, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble

April 3: Pre-Trip Concert, 7pm

April 5-8 VIRGINIA BEACH ADJUDICATION

April 19-21 CMEA All State, Hartford

May 24 (tentative): Senior Awards, Brass Ensemble-6:30pm, Jazz 1-8pm

*May 26: Parade/Ceremony 10am-1pm, BAND

*May 30: Concert, 7pm Choirs, Orchestra, Tri-M

*June 6: Concert on the Green 6pm, Band/Jazz 1

Graduation: June 2016, exact date TBD. Select Brass 3:30pm

 

PERKINS TRAVEL CORPORATION

 

TRAVEL SPECIALISTS

 

BUSINESS ~ VACATION ~ GROUP ~ CONVENTION

 

40 SOUTH HIGH STREET, NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, U.S.A 06051

 

PHONE: (860) 223-1655        FAX: (860) 827-4546

 

www.perkinstravel.com

 

August 17, 2017

 

 

 

Ken Tedeschi

 

Sarah Gothers

 

NORTH HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL

 

221 Elm Street

 

North Haven, CT 06473

 

 

 

Dear Ken and Sarah,

 

 

 

I have confirmed 2018 rates for both Spirit of Norfolk and Festivals of Music. Neither of these vendors increased their rates for 2018.  I am pleased to offer you the following package:

 

 

 

NORTH HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL TO VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018- SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018

 

  • DELUXE MOTORCOACH TRANSPORTATION EQUIPPED WITH      LAV, DVD, AC, WIFI- AC      ADAPTERS ON A REQUEST BASIS (FOUR 55 PASSENGER COACHES ARE CONFIRMED WITH CONSTITUTION COACH).
  • BUS DRIVERS GRATUITY
  • THREE NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE HOLIDAY      INN & SUITES NORTH BEACH
  • HOTEL TAXES
  • ONE PIZZA PARTY AT THE HOTEL ON YOUR NIGHT OF      ARRIVAL FOLLOWED BY REHEARSAL IN THE SAME BANQUET ROOM
  • THREE FULL AMERICAN BUFFET BREAKFASTS AT THE      HOTEL
  • PANERA BREAD BOX LUNCH (OR SIMILAR) ON FRIDAY,      APRIL 6, 2018 (BASED ON 2017 RATES      AND PENDING FESTIVAL SCHEDULE)
  • ONE DINNER DANCE CRUISE ABOARD THE SPIRIT OF      NORFOLK ON FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 (PENDING      FESTIVAL SCHEDULE)
  • ONE MEAL VOUCHER IN BUSCH GARDENS ON SATURDAY, APRIL      7, 2018 INCLUDED WITH FESTIVALS OF MUSIC
  • ONE DAY ADMISSION TO BUSCH GARDENS ON SATURDAY,      APRIL 7, 2018 INCLUDED WITH FESTIVALS OF MUSIC
  • ADJUDICATION WITH FESTIVALS OF MUSIC
  • TWELVE CHAPERONES PAYING $300 EACH IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY BASED ON ABOVE PACKAGE      FEATURES
  • TWO DIRECTORS COMPLIMENTARY IN SINGLE OCCUPANCY BASED      ON ABOVE PACKAGE FEATURES
  • FOUR SECURITY OFFICERS EACH EVENING FROM 10:30PM      TO 5:30AM WITH US SECURITY (OR SIMILAR)
  • TRAVEL AGENT ESCORT
  • LUGGAGE TAGS
  • TAXES AND GRATUITY ON ABOVE PACKAGE FEATURES

 

 

 

COST:    $733.00                    PER STUDENT BASED ON FOUR TO A ROOM

 

                $773.00    PER STUDENT BASED ON THREE TO A ROOM  

 

                $853.00                    PER STUDENT BASED ON TWO TO A ROOM                        

 

               

 

I have predicated the above costs on minimum of 150 students. If this number should increase or decrease the costs are subject to change. The final per student cost will depend on their placement on the rooming list. Once I receive the rooming list I will then invoice you according to the number of quad, triple, and double student bedrooms.

 

 

 

I do want to make you aware that the Virginia Beach Resort does have balconies. These balconies do not connect to each other and each balcony is separated by a cement wall so you are not able to see the balcony next to you. You can view the property along with the bedrooms on their website at www.vboceanfrontnorth.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION HAS IMPLEMENTED ELECTRONIC LOGS IN ALL COACH BUSES.  THIS WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF THE PAPER LOG BOOKS.  THE PURPOSE OF THE ELECTRONIC LOGS IS TO ENFORCE THE LEGALITY OF THE BUS DRIVER HOURS.  BUS DRIVERS CAN LEGALLY BE ON DUTY FOR 15 HOURS IN ONE DAY WITH 10 OF THOSE HOURS DRIVING.  THEY MUST HAVE 8 HOURS OFF BETWEEN THE 15 HOURS ON DUTY DAY.  THE 10 HOURS OF DRIVING INCLUDE ALL THE HOURS A DRIVER HAS DRIVEN IN A DAY, NOT JUST THOSE HOURS RELATING TO THE ITINERARY.

 

 

 

We offer limited insurance coverage. It is mandatory that you convey this information to each participant, in writing, when sending home details on the trip. The opportunities are for both group and individual insurance coverage. This information was emailed to you on August 17, 2017.

 

 

 

PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS:

 

ALL PARENTS MUST BE ADVISED THAT ONCE THE INITIAL DEPOSIT IS PAID TO THE SCHOOL, THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE AND COVER A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION IS ONLY 21 DAYS FROM THE FIRST PAYMENT.  YOU MUST PURCHASE THE INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE TO COVER PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS.

 

 

 

A detailed cancellation letter based on all the vendors in your package was emailed on July 14, 2017. Please take careful note of penalty amounts and dates once you have received your cancellation information.

 

 

 

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Janet Buslewicz

 

Group Services

 

PERKINS TRAVEL MANAGEMEN

 

 

 

 

PERKINS TRAVEL CORPORATION

 

TRAVEL SPECIALISTS

 

BUSINESS ~ VACATION ~ GROUP ~ CONVENTION

 

40 SOUTH HIGH STREET, NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, U.S.A. 06051

 

PHONE: (860) 223-1655   FAX: (860) 828-6421

 

www.perkinstravel.com

 

 

 

August 16, 2017

 

 

 

Ken Tedeschi

 

Sarah Gothers

 

NORTH HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL

 

221 Elm Street

 

North Haven, CT 06473

 

 

 

RE:         INDIVIDUAL TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE

 

 

 

Dear Ken and Sarah,

 

 

 

Attached please find the insurance information that was mentioned in your trip proposal. This is just for Individual Insurance. It is NOT mandatory for the trip participants to purchase the insurance but it is important that you have these details in case any of the parents are interested. Please note there are many individual insurance plans offered by Travel Insured. We have selected the below two plans because of pricing and the features that are offered. It is imperative those parents that are interested in purchasing the individual insurance contact us so we can send them the details on the policy to be certain it covers the family’s needs.

 

 

 

The rates and description for each policy are as follows:

 

 

 

INDIVIDUAL PLAN:                                        TRAVEL INSURED WORLDWIDE TRIP PROTECTOR    

 

                                                                                                                                   AGE                                                  

 

TRIP COST PER PERSON                                0-34                        35-58                     59-65                     66-70                    

 

$1           -               $250                                       $28                         $38                         $44                         $51

 

$251       -               $500                                       $30                         $41                         $46                         $54                        

 

$501       -               $1,000                                   $47                         $50                         $57                         $70

 

$1,001   -               $1,500                                   $59                         $72                         $75                         $102

 

$1,501   -               $2,000                                   $77                         $93                         $104                       $150

 

·         Summary of policy:            1.) Accident and Sickness Medical Expense is excess

 

2.) Medical Evacuation and Repatriation

 

3.) Pre-existing Medical – you are eligible if you purchase the policy within 21 days after your initial trip deposit, are medically able to travel at the time of purchase and insure the full non-refundable cost of your trip

 

4.) Trip Cancellation/Interruption Coverage

 

5.) Travel Delay and Missed Connection

 

6. Baggage and Protection and Travel Accident Protection

 

7. 24/7 Customer Care and Travel Assistance

 

·         Above prices are subject to change up until insurance is purchased.

 

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INDIVIDUAL PLAN:                                        TRAVEL INSURED WORLDWIDE TRIP PROTECTOR PLUS

 

                                                                                                                                AGE

 

TRIP COST PER PERSON                                0-34                        35-58                     59-65                     66-70

 

$1           -               $250                                       $52                         $57                         $66                         $94

 

$251       -               $500                                       $56                         $62                         $69                         $99

 

$501       -               $1,000                                   $75                         $78                         $86                         $105

 

$1,001   -               $1,500                                   $94                         $108                       $113                       $143

 

$1,501   -               $2,000                                   $123                       $140                       $156                       $218

 

·         Summary of policy:            1.) Accident and Sickness Medical Expense is primary

 

2.) Pre-existing Medical – you are eligible if you purchase the policy within 21 days after your initial trip deposit, are medically able to travel at the time of purchase and insure the    full non-refundable cost of your trip

 

3.) Cancel for Any Reason up to 75% of Trip Cost if purchased within 21 days of initial trip deposit

 

4.) Broadest Trip Cancellation/Interruption protection

 

5.) Rental Car Damage included

 

6.) Travel Delay and Missed Connection

 

7.) Baggage Protection

 

8.) Travel Accident Protection

 

9.) 24/7 Customer Care and Travel Assistance

 

·         Above prices are subject to change up until insurance is purchased.

 

 

 

**PLEASE NOTE ANY STUDENT WITH A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION THAT IS INTERESTED IN PURCHASING EITHER THE WORLDWIDE TRIP PROTECTOR OR TRIP PROTECTOR PLUS MUST DO SO WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE INITIAL TRIP DEPOSIT THAT IS SENT TO THE SCHOOL.

 

 

 

 

 

If you should have any questions about the enclosed information please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Janet Buslewicz

 

Group Services

 

PERKINS TRAVEL MANAGEMENT